Sociology of Education: Possibilities and Practices
3 Rev ed
1 Jan 2004
Social Science Press
Sociology of Education: Possibilities and Practices inspires an interest in the sociology of education. It continues to break new ground in presenting a problem-based format to examine conventional and new developments in this area and provides a thoughtful and challenging examination of the societal, cultural and historical context of education. Notable features of the book are that each chapter examines a scenario to explore pertinent sociological perspectives and related approaches to practice, and these are discussed in the Australian and global context. The book is written in language appropriate to those new to studying the sociology of education as well as those with a continued interest in new developments, and provides a format that encourages ongoing discovery through research. The contributing authors represent a great deal of national and international experience and expertise in educational research and share a desire for a reflective and active approach to the study of the sociology of education. The team emphasises the 'living link' of educational theory and practice and the need to excite the reader through the possibilities of the sociological perspective.